It’s often said by experts that young people are the ones that are most vulnerable to smoking, with nearly nine out of 10 smokers taking up the habit during their teenage years. Flavoured smokeless tobacco products, such as vaping, have been blamed for making this unhealthy habit more appealing to[…]
The concept of striking a balance between economy and health has been more evident during the coronavirus pandemic than ever before. It comes as the government faces a court battle over its decision to ban the sale of cigarettes during the nationwide lockdown, which is in its 5th week. Smokers[…]
A teen athlete terminally ill from vaping has been saved with a double lung transplant, the first of the epidemic’s victims to receive the procedure. The doctor who did the surgery tells RT that vaping is as deadly as smoking. “Both of them are a type of venomous snake,” Dr.[…]
South Africa is being brought back to the forefront of international tobacco control best practice with the latest publishing of The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, up for public comment until August 9, which proposes substantial changes, including a ban on smoking in any enclosed public space.[…]
The bill will seek to legislate issues related to electronic delivery systems and issues relating to a ban on indoor public areas. The Ministry of Health says a new tobacco products control amendment law is on its way, this as the country joins the global community in celebrating “World No[…]
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